This has been a really challenging year for everyone. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to my hardworking team, our wonderful clients, the professional designers with whom we work in close collaboration and our loyal suppliers. All of you have enabled us to ‘keep on keeping on’ this year, despite all the complications posed by COVID. And we know we’ve kept up the good work because we began the year with a Pro Landscaper Business Award and ended it with two national BALI Awards!
Looking back over 2020, one positive note that strikes me is that many people are attaching more value than ever to the importance of gardens, green spaces and being surrounded by nature. The rules of social distancing, self-isolation and various stages of lockdown have driven people to spend much more time than usual in their own gardens or nearby spaces. And while people have spent less time in cars, buses and trains and more time in their local neighbourhood and their own garden, the planet has benefited – unsurprisingly carbon emissions are down this year.
We can certainly hope that these positive side-effects of the pandemic continue and people re-balance their lives post-COVID, reaping the benefits of being outdoors in nature or in a park or garden. Here at The Garden Company, we have seen a real surge in demand for garden improvement projects or in some cases total transformations.
Looking ahead to 2021, we are all hoping for a much better and brighter time. Here at The Garden Company we are planning for a special company milestone – our 30th business anniversary. We have decided to celebrate 3 decades of successful trading by introducing a fresh new look for The Garden Company which will be unveiled early next year. We’ve created a new website to showcase our work, and we’ve developed new company branding which builds on our heritage – while also demonstrating that we are a forward-thinking business that continues to grow and evolve. All to be revealed soon!
In the meantime … wishing you all a safe and healthy Christmas and here’s to a New Year that we can all enjoy.
PS The lovely images in this post were taken on a recent round of visits to clients’ gardens by our Gardens and Horticulture Manager, Joanna Mege.